Tower Removal: 3 Steps of the Demolition Process and What To Consider

What is the best way to eat an elephant? One bite at a time. You probably did not come to this website because you are looking for life advice on how to devour a large mammal, but there is a principle here that cannot be denied.  Most seemingly impossible tasks can be achieved if you…

tower removal: 3 steps of the demolition process and what to con

What is the best way to eat an elephant? One bite at a time.

You probably did not come to this website because you are looking for life advice on how to devour a large mammal, but there is a principle here that cannot be denied.  Most seemingly impossible tasks can be achieved if you take one step at a time.

This is the Alpine Demolition approach to demolition of tank and tower removal. Below, we cover what goes into a tower demolition, how you can prepare, and a few key notes of which you should be aware.

Three Necessary Steps For Tower Removal

Step #1:

First, we survey the site to ensure precautions are taken to safely complete the project. At Alpine Demolition, we pride ourselves on safety.  Tower removal is dangerous, and must be done with precision and caution.  We are well-versed in the safety protocol, and we value safety, not just as a slogan, but as a lifestyle. We plan to be safe, and this is achieved by incorporating a safety plan during the beginning stages of your project. We use all available resources and leave no rock unturned when it comes to safety.

To the best of our ability, we notify our clients throughout the bid process of local requirements such as necessary borders and utility disconnects.

Step #2:

Secondly, we “disconnect” the tank or tower. There are many types of tanks and towers. Generally, we remove equipment, disconnect electronic emission devices and power supplies, and we turn off water supply.

You may not have considered there are environmental concerns with a tower removal project. To the best of our ability, we sort and recycle materials, and we recycle more than 85% of most projects. Additionally, we use the most modern equipment to work efficiently to save time and energy.

Finally, we can begin to dismantle the tower.  Each tower removal project is unique, some require a wrecking ball, others may be better suited for a crane or gin pole. Most towers are erected in sections, and by using the aforementioned means, these sections are removed from the top, starting with the tank. Then the crew, using specialized cutting torches, creates manageable pieces which can be removed by crane or gin pole. Finally, the base and any remaining debris are removed in manageable pieces.

What Do I Need to Know Before I Move Forward with My Tower Removal Project?

In addition to safety, legal considerations and sustainability, you should also consider the economics of your tower removal project.

We will be upfront with our clients about the estimated costs surrounding their tower removal.  We do this by utilizing our experienced estimation and management staff to perform a value engineering during your bidding process. Our goal is to provide you with all the details you need, as well as an accurate cost estimate to avoid unexpected costs for your project.

What Is My Next Step to Begin My Tower Removal Project?

Click here to contact us for more information on your tower removal project, or click this link to request a bid for your next demolition project.

Call us at (630) 761-0700 for any additional information.

From our Clients

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